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#2017042 - 04/03/10 07:36 PM Re: Big Gulp (of air) Free intake snorkel Mod [Re: jefo]
Section8 Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 270
Loc: AZ
 Originally Posted By: jefo
I did a similar mod to my airbox. instead of using a cup, i used a 3" abs rubber pipe coupler with a hose clamp. I had to cut it a bit to fit perfectly, but it looks clean, and makes a positive seal with the fender. \:\) btw, it clamps onto the outside of the hole of which the snorkel was removed.



That was my first idea, but my box has little reinforcing ribs around the flange so there is no clean lip to clamp to. A little dremel work could fix that, but I like the scoop shape along with the $0 of mine
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#2017090 - 04/03/10 08:55 PM Re: Big Gulp (of air) Free intake snorkel Mod [Re: Section8]
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Registered: 04/02/10
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the coupling i used was a 3" one of these:
http://www.absoluteponds.com/images/rubber-coupling.jpg

i needed to cut it a little for it to clamp onto the airbox tightly.

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#2017160 - 04/03/10 10:22 PM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: Section8]
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Registered: 08/19/09
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Today, I removed the snorkel from my airbox. The 99 Store sells three plastic cups for... you guessed it. Pics work better than words:









Painted the cup flat black with Dupli-Color Vinyl & Plastic paint. Conclusion: spent a very short amount of time, 33 (plus tax) on a cup, and the cabin sounds better when hitting passing gear. Also, the cup extends further past the body frame than the snorkel. In theory, there should be more cooler air entering the box in addition to the larger opening.

Whether it works or not, it was a fun/quick project and it sounds better.
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#2017267 - 04/04/10 01:11 AM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: PeeSeventyOne]
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LOL!!!! thats SWEET!
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#2022380 - 04/11/10 05:18 PM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: 9psicvpi]
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#2022664 - 04/12/10 01:13 AM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: jefo]
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Registered: 12/25/09
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That. Is. AWESOME! Perchance I can give it a shot on my 99 stock airbox? Hmm, now that I think about it, maybe I can take a dremel to where the snorkel meets the box and make it a bit bigger there also...?

It's a good mod indeed, but I think a fair contender for Redneck Mod awards is still the one where Interim and I totally removed the airbox from his 03 Vic and duct taped a K&N cylinder filter to the MAF and then duct taped the whole ensemble to the engine side of the wheel well. All while having a County Sheriff living across the street that worked night shift at the time. LOL, oh my, what a night that was!
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#2023248 - 04/12/10 11:33 PM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: Vampyre_6]
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I heart redneck style mods
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#2023280 - 04/13/10 12:35 AM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: KayTar]
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Here's the link to the "mod" that Interim and I did one night after washing his car. The pics are halfway down the page...

https://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2023011&fpart=2

Oh ya... Interim and I are Champions :p
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- 1984 Mustang SVO (turbocharged/intercooled 2.3L I4), Black, NOW RUNNING, not the prettiest gal at the ball but will turn some heads, and some more. Name - "Blown Bettie" in honor of the "Queen of Pin-Ups" herself, Bettie Page

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#2023465 - 04/13/10 10:49 AM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: PeeSeventyOne]
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Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 12307
Loc: Rhode Island
 Originally Posted By: PeeSeventyOne
Today, I removed the snorkel from my airbox. The 99 Store sells three plastic cups for... you guessed it. Pics work better than words:









Painted the cup flat black with Dupli-Color Vinyl & Plastic paint. Conclusion: spent a very short amount of time, 33 (plus tax) on a cup, and the cabin sounds better when hitting passing gear. Also, the cup extends further past the body frame than the snorkel. In theory, there should be more cooler air entering the box in addition to the larger opening.

Whether it works or not, it was a fun/quick project and it sounds better.


FTW! I like yours the best so far
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#2023483 - 04/13/10 11:27 AM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: CNGInterceptor]
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Yep, for whatever reason, this last one looks -dare I say- perfect?
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#2038636 - 05/03/10 11:37 PM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: Carlos03]
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Registered: 03/14/10
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI via NY
I actually did this a couple days ago with... wait for it... a plastic Miller Lite cup. I did not paint it. Works awesome. Redneck engineering for the win!

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#2039455 - 05/05/10 02:27 AM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: Danno1985]
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I actually tried to pull this mod off today, went to a couple of places, and get this.... They didn't have the 'proper' cup I needed, lol. Not even at wal-mart. The cups I did find, were the right length (or height depending on how its looked at), but were too skinny to fit properly.
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- 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS w/133K miles in Silver Frost Metallic C.C., optional Digital Instrument Cluster , 3.27 gears, Handling/Performace Package, ALL stock except for K&N filter in cut-open-front factory airbox, '04 CVPI zip-tube, PI Intake swap, MANY mods planned. Car Name - Mz. Liz (in honor of a lovely gothy young lady ;D)
- 1984 Mustang SVO (turbocharged/intercooled 2.3L I4), Black, NOW RUNNING, not the prettiest gal at the ball but will turn some heads, and some more. Name - "Blown Bettie" in honor of the "Queen of Pin-Ups" herself, Bettie Page

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#2039492 - 05/05/10 05:25 AM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: Vampyre_6]
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Ann Arbor, Michigan
I dunno, I just did the hole saw mod to the bottom of the box, and restriction is no issue as there's WAY more than just the front hole, and the cosmetics don't really matter, as you can't see the bottom without removing it.

I couldn't say if it's better or worse, but I know some others here have done box chops with good sound and flow results.
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#2039752 - 05/05/10 02:17 PM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: insight]
Dienasty Offline
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Registered: 04/27/10
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Loc: Rochester Minnesota
So do you think just swissing the box would work better than this snorkel mod?
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#2039758 - 05/05/10 02:25 PM Re: 99 Store Airbox Mod [Re: Dienasty]
Quickvic30 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
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Loc: Minneapolis, MN
 Originally Posted By: Dienasty
So do you think just swissing the box would work better than this snorkel mod?


I think the snorkel mod would be better then your still drawing in cold air from behind the headlight.
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